Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in Australia (Received 100%)
By Brooke Larkins
Year 11 2012 http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/outlaw-motorcycle-gangs-live-hard-die-free-14383_23.jpg ‘Bikie gangs are like any other organisation or club. There are criminals in all walks of life’
Almost 40 motorcycle clubs are linked to criminal activities. These are referred to as outlaw motorcycle gangs. ‘Outlaw’ is not a legal definition; it rather refers to their views, seeing themselves as outside the law. Outlaw motorcycle gangs refer to themselves as ‘1 percenters’, as 99 percent of motorcyclists operate within law society’s conventions, they see themselves as the 1% that don’t. the …show more content…
The judge is not required to provide reasons for his/her decision and rules of evidence that don’t apply to the hearing of application for declaration the section 13. The Applicable standard of proof is on the balance of probabilities under section 32 and a declaration can be made in the absence of any affected members under section 9 (3).
May 13 2009 saw further passing of legislation in New South Wales dealing with outlaw motorcycle gangs, the Criminal Organisations Legislation Amendment Act 2009. This new legislation made it an offence of recruiting persons to be a member of declared organisations, carrying a maximum penalty of five years